What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments by

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have other, less common, symptoms. Here’s what you might experience this month:


  • More definite fetal activity
  • Continued vaginal discharge
  • Achiness in the lower abdomen and along the sides (from stretching of the ligaments supporting the uterus)
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating
  • Occasional headaches, faintness or dizziness
  • Backache
  • Nasal congestion and occasional nosebleeds; ear stuffiness
  • Sensitive gums that may bleed when you brush
  • Hearty appetite
  • Leg cramps
  • Mild swelling of ankles and feet, and occasionally of hands and face
  • Varicose veins of legs and/or hemorrhoids
  • Itchy abdomen
  • A protruding navel
  • Backache
  • Skin pigmentation changes on abdomen and/or face
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged breasts


  • Fewer mood swings
  • Continued  absentmindedness
  • Some boredom with the pregnancy (“Can’t anyone think about anything else?”)
  • Some anxiety about the future
  • Plenty of excitement about the future

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